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Thousand (vistlip oneshot/challenge)

Title: Thousand
Chapter: Oneshot
Rating: PG
Pairing: UmixTohya
Genre/Warning: Fluff, Slice of Life
Disclaimer: I don't own them, only the story.
Summary: Granted, he understands and knows the legend behind folding a thousand paper cranes mean, but it doesn’t stop the sceptic within him that questions whether such an endeavour is worth the time and effort needed to do so or not.
Comment: This is for the 30 day challenge from Tumblr. This is the story for Day 23.
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Thousand

Umi thinks he understands whatever Tohya is doing just by observing, if there are no other answers just by observing then he can ask. Then again, asking him is going to leave him with more questions to be answered as sometimes, Tohya’s answers can be quite cryptic for the guitarist, which says a lot considering how the drummer is like an open book to him.

For the past few days he had been observing the drummer having bought a lot of coloured paper for origami and has been folding them into paper cranes in the living room. He’s been doing this every time they’re home or in the studio, his free time mostly spent on this task while managing to do his blog, Twitter, and whatever it is possible to cram in the rest of his time to keep up with friends and family.

With the stack of papers on Tohya’s left hand side and the bunch of paper crane on his right, Umi knows that he is making a thousand paper cranes.

Granted, he understands and knows the legend behind folding a thousand paper cranes mean, but it doesn’t stop the sceptic within him that questions whether such an endeavour is worth the time and effort needed to do so or not. Sometimes, the others joined in to help for a while before they get up for other activities to be done.

Really, he shouldn’t be asking Tohya without sounding like an ignorant person, but unfortunately, he still does.

“Why do you want to fold so many paper cranes? You know you can just fold a few and still get the results.”

Surprisingly, Tohya smiles at him and giggled, as though Umi is the dumb one in the room right now, and it is partly true.

“Because I got a thousand wishes to be made, but not all of them come true, do they? So if each crane is a wish, there are at least a few that can come true, and make my chances a bit better than doing a few and be done with it,” Tohya explains. It makes sense. It does because Umi knows how hard it is to believe in wishes and yet they can still come about and surprise him at how wishes are capable of working, even though it relies on realism and how close do you hold it dearest to.

“But why a thousand?” Umi asks. “You can do a quarter of the amount of it and still get some through.”

There is some time of silence as Tohya thinks how to answer Umi’s question while folding and finishing another crane.

“I really wish I can say it but I don’t know why after all these years, I’m still doing it. I think it’s my way of coping with my past even though I moved on from something,” Tohya says with a shrug. Umi is not sure if Tohya is telling the truth that he doesn’t know or rather doesn’t want to talk about it, but he decided to just sit down beside him and pick up a piece of coloured paper.

“Here, let me help you with it. You’ll finish it faster with extra hands,” Umi says, already starting to fold the paper.

Tohya kisses him by the cheek to thank him and for joining him at this endeavour. Umi simply smiles and puts a finished red paper crane on the paper box before picking up another coloured paper.


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A/N: I wanted to use TadashixRyutaro when I was thinking about how to write this story weeks ago, but somehow it didn't work out, so in a turn of desperation, I took the pairings that I have been trying to use recently and they worked out in helping me finish this in time. ouo;

Enjoy and comment~

Comments

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silveryxdark
Nov. 8th, 2013 12:03 am (UTC)
*SQUEALS* MUCH KAWAII, WAIFU
cherrylng
Nov. 8th, 2013 12:04 am (UTC)
I AM NOT SURE IF YOU'RE A FAST READER, OR YOU JUST SKIM OR SKIPPED THROUGH IT AND JUST COMMENTED.

But thank you for commenting and maybe reading ouo
arata_tan
Nov. 8th, 2013 12:14 am (UTC)
Ohhh ; u ;
So cute and the atmosphere just seems so calm to me ; u ;
cherrylng
Nov. 8th, 2013 12:19 am (UTC)
Even though it sort of hides something from it ;u;

And thank you for reading and commenting~
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